Period
to 23 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 15 16 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3,608 1,663 3,356
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.79% 9.45% 11.14%
As % of the Vendors category 26.85% 24.45% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,513 1,175 2,373
10th Percentile £243 £235 £180
25th Percentile £413 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +13.51% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £635 £556 £560
90th Percentile £725 £625 £650
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 26 117
10th Percentile £15.61 £12.61 £12.44
25th Percentile £22.52 £12.76 £16.50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.50% +6.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £26.65 £33.38
90th Percentile - £54.25 £55.05
England median hourly rate £18.50 £17.32 £17.10
% change year-on-year +6.83% +1.27% +11.76%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 13,438 6,802 11,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.45% 38.65% 39.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,320 4,610 8,286
10th Percentile £340 £300 £256
25th Percentile £450 £400 £376
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £588 £588
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
England median daily rate £515 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +11.35% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 68 211
10th Percentile £14.68 £12.76 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.05 £21.81 £16.63
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.65 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.07% +30.00% +9.28%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.13 £29.36
90th Percentile £59.00 £66.95 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.53 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.09% +22.99% +7.41%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Central London -2 462 £540 +8.00% 401
West London +1 77 £330 -6.78% 108
South London +7 38 £353 +8.46% 26
East London -5 16 £338 +50.00% 95
North London +5 8 £160 +14.29% 15
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,790 (49.61%) Azure
2 1,118 (30.99%) Finance
3 1,004 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
4 969 (26.86%) Social Skills
5 941 (26.08%) Windows
6 797 (22.09%) Active Directory
7 787 (21.81%) Microsoft 365
8 716 (19.84%) DevOps
9 679 (18.82%) SQL
10 562 (15.58%) C#
11 531 (14.72%) PowerShell
12 516 (14.30%) SQL Server
13 495 (13.72%) Migration
14 491 (13.61%) .NET
15 486 (13.47%) CI/CD
15 486 (13.47%) Power Platform
16 482 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
17 451 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
18 442 (12.25%) Analytics
19 437 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
20 383 (10.62%) Scrum
21 376 (10.42%) Power BI
22 372 (10.31%) Microsoft Excel
23 370 (10.25%) Banking
24 353 (9.78%) SharePoint
24 353 (9.78%) AWS
25 347 (9.62%) Terraform
26 326 (9.04%) Windows Server
27 323 (8.95%) Windows 10
28 319 (8.84%) Kubernetes

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 353 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 105 (2.91%) IIS
3 101 (2.80%) Confluence
4 79 (2.19%) MS Exchange
5 56 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 54 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 49 (1.36%) Apache
8 34 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 27 (0.75%) CMS
10 23 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (0.36%) SAS
12 13 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.30%) nginx
14 11 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (0.25%) NServiceBus
16 9 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 451 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 372 (10.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 183 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 139 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
5 102 (2.83%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.33%) InDesign
9 10 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.28%) Chatbot
10 9 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
11 8 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
11 8 (0.22%) Camtasia
11 8 (0.22%) Snagit
12 5 (0.14%) SPSS
13 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.11%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 132 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.78%) Sentinel
4 14 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 12 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.30%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
10 5 (0.14%) Primavera
11 4 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
11 4 (0.11%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.11%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.083%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.083%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,790 (49.61%) Azure
2 787 (21.81%) Microsoft 365
3 486 (13.47%) Power Platform
4 353 (9.78%) AWS
5 296 (8.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 246 (6.82%) PaaS
7 215 (5.96%) Dynamics 365
8 200 (5.54%) IaaS
9 172 (4.77%) GitHub
10 145 (4.02%) SaaS
11 137 (3.80%) Azure Data Factory
12 136 (3.77%) PowerApps
13 106 (2.94%) Serverless
14 102 (2.83%) Power Automate
15 94 (2.61%) OneDrive
16 86 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
17 85 (2.36%) GCP
18 84 (2.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 77 (2.13%) Azure Functions
20 75 (2.08%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 207 (5.74%) DNS
2 192 (5.32%) Firewall
3 126 (3.49%) DHCP
4 91 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 79 (2.19%) VPN
6 73 (2.02%) LAN
7 69 (1.91%) WAN
8 63 (1.75%) Internet
9 47 (1.30%) Skype
10 46 (1.27%) Network Security
11 41 (1.14%) SAN
12 39 (1.08%) SSL
13 38 (1.05%) Unified Communications
14 36 (1.00%) NetScaler
15 35 (0.97%) Wireless
16 34 (0.94%) VoIP
17 33 (0.91%) Kerberos
18 29 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
19 26 (0.72%) BGP
19 26 (0.72%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (14.30%) SQL Server
2 376 (10.42%) Power BI
3 214 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
4 142 (3.94%) Data Lake
5 129 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 115 (3.19%) Big Data
7 108 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 102 (2.83%) Tableau
9 101 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
10 83 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 80 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 67 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 54 (1.50%) Metadata
13 54 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
14 50 (1.39%) MySQL
15 49 (1.36%) MongoDB
16 44 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 41 (1.14%) NoSQL
18 38 (1.05%) QlikView
19 33 (0.91%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 236 (6.54%) JIRA
2 226 (6.26%) Jenkins
3 213 (5.90%) Git (software)
4 173 (4.79%) TeamCity
5 136 (3.77%) Maven
6 110 (3.05%) Visual Studio
7 109 (3.02%) Gradle
8 76 (2.11%) Selenium
9 61 (1.69%) Cucumber
10 53 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 51 (1.41%) SonarQube
11 51 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 50 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
13 48 (1.33%) Artifactory
13 48 (1.33%) GitLab
14 42 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
15 36 (1.00%) Subversion
16 34 (0.94%) SpecFlow
17 27 (0.75%) Bitbucket
18 24 (0.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 1,118 (30.99%) Finance
2 969 (26.86%) Social Skills
3 370 (10.25%) Banking
4 309 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
5 228 (6.32%) Public Sector
6 189 (5.24%) Presentation Skills
7 152 (4.21%) Marketing
8 135 (3.74%) Investment Banking
9 106 (2.94%) Telecoms
10 93 (2.58%) Front Office
11 83 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
12 69 (1.91%) Manufacturing
13 66 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
13 66 (1.83%) Legal
14 62 (1.72%) Retail
15 60 (1.66%) Electronics
16 56 (1.55%) Influencing Skills
17 54 (1.50%) Law
18 50 (1.39%) Financial Institution
19 48 (1.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 580 (16.08%) Developer
2 526 (14.58%) Architect
3 497 (13.77%) Analyst
4 242 (6.71%) Azure Engineer
5 209 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
6 189 (5.24%) Consultant
7 171 (4.74%) Support Engineer
8 166 (4.60%) Azure Architect
9 154 (4.27%) Business Analyst
10 153 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 141 (3.91%) Project Manager
12 120 (3.33%) .NET Developer
12 120 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 100 (2.77%) C# Developer
14 99 (2.74%) Technical Architect
15 96 (2.66%) IT Support
16 91 (2.52%) Cloud Architect
17 84 (2.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 84 (2.33%) Security Engineer
18 80 (2.22%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (13.61%) .NET
2 172 (4.77%) HTML
3 136 (3.77%) CSS
4 116 (3.22%) .NET Framework
5 112 (3.10%) JSON
6 104 (2.88%) React
7 101 (2.80%) ASP.NET
8 98 (2.72%) REST
9 94 (2.61%) .NET Core
10 88 (2.44%) AngularJS
11 79 (2.19%) Kafka
12 69 (1.91%) Web Services
13 63 (1.75%) WPF
14 61 (1.69%) XML
15 58 (1.61%) HTML5
16 56 (1.55%) SOAP
17 53 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
18 52 (1.44%) ARM Templates
19 51 (1.41%) RESTful
20 44 (1.22%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 145 (4.02%) Public Cloud
2 117 (3.24%) Data Centre
3 103 (2.85%) User Experience
4 92 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 75 (2.08%) Cloud Native
6 73 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 60 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 57 (1.58%) PKI
10 54 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 52 (1.44%) Virtual Team
12 49 (1.36%) Replication
13 46 (1.27%) Hedge funds
14 40 (1.11%) NHS
14 40 (1.11%) Private Cloud
15 39 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
16 38 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
17 33 (0.91%) Derivative
18 32 (0.89%) Data Structures
19 29 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 941 (26.08%) Windows
2 326 (9.04%) Windows Server
3 323 (8.95%) Windows 10
4 251 (6.96%) Linux
5 102 (2.83%) Unix
6 100 (2.77%) Windows 7
7 95 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 81 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 67 (1.86%) Mac OS
11 63 (1.75%) Android
12 61 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
13 54 (1.50%) Apple iOS
14 53 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
15 28 (0.78%) Mac OS X
16 23 (0.64%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.28%) VMS
19 9 (0.25%) Windows XP
20 8 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,004 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
2 716 (19.84%) DevOps
3 495 (13.72%) Migration
4 486 (13.47%) CI/CD
5 482 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
6 442 (12.25%) Analytics
7 437 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
8 383 (10.62%) Scrum
9 300 (8.31%) ITIL
10 284 (7.87%) Project Management
11 269 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 258 (7.15%) Infrastructure as Code
13 215 (5.96%) Change Management
14 196 (5.43%) Project Delivery
15 193 (5.35%) Microservices
16 184 (5.10%) Data Modelling
17 170 (4.71%) CRM
18 167 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 164 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
20 162 (4.49%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 679 (18.82%) SQL
2 562 (15.58%) C#
3 531 (14.72%) PowerShell
4 301 (8.34%) JavaScript
5 292 (8.09%) Python
6 279 (7.73%) Java
7 108 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 105 (2.91%) Bash
9 93 (2.58%) TypeScript
10 58 (1.61%) VBA
11 45 (1.25%) C
12 40 (1.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 37 (1.03%) C++
14 35 (0.97%) R
15 31 (0.86%) VBScript
16 29 (0.80%) VB.NET
17 26 (0.72%) XAML
18 25 (0.69%) VB
19 24 (0.67%) Scala
20 20 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 256 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 199 (5.52%) SC Cleared
3 192 (5.32%) Degree
4 161 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (1.72%) PMP
6 61 (1.69%) MCSE
7 60 (1.66%) PMI Certification
8 55 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
10 35 (0.97%) AWS Certification
11 34 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 33 (0.91%) APMP
12 33 (0.91%) MCSA
13 32 (0.89%) CCNA
14 29 (0.80%) RHCE
15 23 (0.64%) DV Cleared
16 22 (0.61%) MCITP
17 20 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
18 18 (0.50%) CIMA
18 18 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.60%) PMO
2 119 (3.30%) QA
3 115 (3.19%) SLA
4 103 (2.85%) Data Quality
5 67 (1.86%) GDPR
6 55 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.58%) Accessibility
8 19 (0.53%) NIST
9 16 (0.44%) NCSC
9 16 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.36%) GRC
11 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.17%) IFRS
13 6 (0.17%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.14%) COBIT
14 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 797 (22.09%) Active Directory
2 295 (8.18%) Docker
3 198 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 53 (1.47%) vSphere
5 49 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 37 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
8 32 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (0.89%) XenApp
9 29 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (0.44%) VMware NSX
12 16 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 9 (0.25%) NFS
15 8 (0.22%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.22%) vCloud
16 7 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 347 (9.62%) Terraform
2 319 (8.84%) Kubernetes
3 238 (6.60%) SCCM
4 187 (5.18%) Ansible
5 172 (4.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 82 (2.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 59 (1.64%) Puppet
8 37 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
9 33 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
11 27 (0.75%) Grafana
11 27 (0.75%) SCOM
12 26 (0.72%) Kibana
13 25 (0.69%) Prometheus
14 22 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
14 22 (0.61%) Netcool
15 21 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
16 17 (0.47%) logstash
17 13 (0.36%) Nagios
17 13 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 304 (8.43%) VMware
2 223 (6.18%) Databricks
3 211 (5.85%) Oracle
4 196 (5.43%) Citrix
5 157 (4.35%) Cisco
5 157 (4.35%) SAP
6 112 (3.10%) ServiceNow
7 97 (2.69%) Red Hat
8 92 (2.55%) Google
9 73 (2.02%) Apple
10 71 (1.97%) Splunk
11 68 (1.88%) IBM
12 62 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
13 45 (1.25%) Adobe
13 45 (1.25%) HP
14 38 (1.05%) Dell
15 34 (0.94%) CheckPoint
16 31 (0.86%) Ivanti
17 30 (0.83%) Veeam
18 27 (0.75%) Informatica